30 Dec '16, 5am

An important China-Singapore event didn’t take place for the first time since 2004: https://t.co/iZGvcJWwu8

An important China-Singapore event didn’t take place for the first time since 2004: https://t.co/iZGvcJWwu8

As we usher in the new year, observers of Singapore-China relations would have noticed that an important annual meeting held between the two countries did not take place in 2016. It’s called the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), and it’s a special thing that only we have with them. Here’s why you need to know what it is Launched in November 2003 by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, the JCBC is the highest-level institutional mechanism for bilateral cooperation. It is co-chaired by both countries at the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM)/ Vice Premier level. Currently, the JCBC is co-chaired by DPM Teo Chee Hean and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. Zhang is the highest-ranking Vice Premier in China’s State Council and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) of the Chinese Communist Party, the top leadership body in C...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/12/an-important-china-spore-eve...

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